Chronic Renal Disease

Chronic Renal Disease

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Chronic Renal Disease comprehensively investigates the physiology, pathophysiology, treatment, and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This translational reference takes an in-depth look at CKD while excluding coverage of dialysis or transplantation, which are both well detailed in other textbooks and references. Chapters in the basic science sections are devoted to the scientific underpinnings of the development and progression of CKD, including consideration of different etiologic factors. Chapters in the treatment and management sections are geared towards the most common problems faced by nephrologists in the management of CKD. Each chapter relates specific illnesses to the CKD framework instead of covering only the specific illness. Readers will learn, for example, how the management of CKD in a patient with diabetic nephropathy differs from that of other CKD patients. Chapters indicate which unique complications the reader needs to be aware of when treating a specific patient or disease.

Chronic Renal Disease includes a companion web-based question and answer supplement to each chapter. This is a valuable resource to reinforce the content of the chapters. The questions are multiple-choice, clinically focused and include referenced discussions of answers. The questions can be used for medical student, resident and fellow teaching, preparation for board or maintenance of certification examinations, and clinician teaching or conference preparation.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 930 pages
  • 226.06 x 289.56 x 25.4mm | 1,270.05g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0124116027
  • 9780124116023
  • 1,771,543

Table of contents

Chronic Renal Disease

Section 1: Classification and Measurement

Section 2: Epidemiology

Section 3: Pathophysiology

Section 4: Complications of CKD

Section 5: Fluid / Electrolyte Disorders in CKD

Section 6: CKD and Systemic Illnesses - Clinical Considerations

Section 7: Therapeutic Considerations

Section 8: Special Considerations
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"...comprehensive in its coverage, and is packed full of useful information. A particular strength is the accessible description of the basic science that underpins the clinical aspects of renal medicine."--British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Chronic Renal Disease

"This is a scientific textbook on clinical nephrology. The assembled authors are all leading experts hand-picked from worldwide by very human editors. The authors provided basic biological knowledge, patient-oriented pathophysiology, and clinical therapeutics for common and important renal diseases in each chapter. Overall the textbook will help any readers - from residents to faculty staff - understand the most updated information just like meeting with tremendous clinical experts."

-Yoshihiko Kanno, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Nephrology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan

"This new book succeeds, despite its anachronistic and non-conformist title, largely because of the excellence of the individual chapters. It is a sheer delight to read. The Editors have skilfully concocted a recipe containing the finest ingredients (authors) for a very palatable, digestible and ultimately satisfying feast of information on an extremely important, and often misunderstood, topic in contemporary medicine. While I cannot agree with every syllable of its prose, one cannot deny a conclusion that this book fills, to a remarkable degree, a void in the literature of medicine - a vacuum created by the 21st century transformation of

a chaotic landscape of confusing terminology and poorly understood epidemiology and pathophysiology Into a vibrant, albeit controversial, essential element in the practice of Nephrology. From the precious and elegant description of the fascinating history of chronic kidney (or renal) disease to the astounding complexity of the still unfolding story of pathobiology, this collection of essays, reviews and analyses has something for everyone who is a motivated learner. Comprehension of the detailed knowledge encompassed between its covers will give physicians the tools needed to provide superior care to patients suffering from the disorders described. Despite the seeming completeness of coverage of the generic topic, the description of

the state-of-the art clearly shows how much remains unknown and how many controversies need to be resolved, not the least of which is how best to define the disorder in a way that has direct meaning to individuals as compared to populations and to how to detect it in a way that will lead to an improvement in the health of society as a whole. One might predict with confidence that the anticipated subsequent editions of this landmark text will continue to enlighten and empower clinicians and investigators in their continued quest for victory over the causes and consequences of this broadly defined disorder. This book belongs on the shelf, close at hand, of every nephrologist. It will get a lot of use."

-Richard J. Glassock, MD, MACP, Emeritus Professor, The Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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About Paul Kimmel

Paul L Kimmel, MD, MACP was educated at Canarsie High School in Brooklyn, NY, Yale College and the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City and Nephrology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was a member of the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and the George Washington University. From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Kimmel served as Professor and Director of the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension at George Washington University. From 2006 to 2008, he was the Director of Education of the American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Kimmel currently is Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University in Washington DC. His interests include sleep disorders in patients with kidney disease, zinc metabolism in renal diseases, HIV-associated kidney diseases, psychosocial adaptation to chronic renal disease, the clinical genetics of common kidney disease, and the interrelationships between acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease. Mark E. Rosenberg, MD attended medical school at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada and did his internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. He served as Director of the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension at the university from 2000 to 2009. From 2009 to 2012, he was the Chief of Medicine and Director of the Primary and Specialty Medicine Service Line at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Dr. Rosenberg currently serves as Vice Dean for Education and Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. In this position, he is responsible for the continuum of medical education including admissions, the four years of medical school, graduate medical education, and continuing medical education. He served as Chair of the Postgraduate Education Committee and Education Director for Kidney Week for six years before being elected in 2013 to the Council of the American Society of Nephrology. His interests include pathophysiology and progression of chronic kidney disease, kidney regeneration following acute injury, models of care delivery including telehealth, and workforce issues in nephrology.
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